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The New Economics of Sustainable Consumption: Seeds of Change

The New Economics of Sustainable Consumption: Seeds of Change

by G. Seyfang


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This book offers a fresh look at sustainable consumption, exploring how grassroots community action can spread ideas in society. It presents a 'New Economics' approach based on alternative measures of wealth and value, examining how these are put into practice through local organic food systems, low-impact eco-housing, and complementary currencies.

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ISBN-13: 9780230525337
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/11/2008
Series: Energy, Climate and the Environment
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

GILL SEYFANGis an Environmental Social Scientist at the University of East Anglia, UK, working on sustainable consumption. She currently holds a Research Councils UK Academic Fellowship and is developing a research programme in Low-Carbon Lifestyles. She is co-editor of 'Corporate Responsibility and Labour Rights'.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Consuming Issue Sustainable Consumption: A Mainstream Agenda Sustainable Consumption and the New Economics Grassroots Innovations for Sustainable Consumption Sustainable Food: Growing Carrots and Community Sustainable Housing: Buildinga Greener Future Sustainable Currencies: Green Money from The Grassroots Conclusions: Seedbeds for Sustainable Consumption References

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